How Do You Make The Classroom LGBTQ-Inclusive?

How Do You Make The Classroom LGBTQ-Inclusive? These Teachers Went To Summer School To Find Out

Sara McDonald, director of operations at conference sponsor CU Boulder’s School of  Education, sports a rainbow flag. - Jenny Brundin/CPR News

Sara McDonald, director of operations at conference sponsor CU Boulder’s School of  Education, sports a rainbow flag. - Jenny Brundin/CPR News

FROM: COLORADO PUBLIC RADIO

The second standard of the six that Colorado teachers are supposed to follow is to make their classrooms a safe and inclusive environment for a diverse population.

But when it comes to LGBTQ students and those who don’t identify as male or female, many teachers say they’re lost. They fumble around, don’t know how to respond when a student doesn’t use a “him” or “her” pronoun, or they don’t confront anti-gay bullying.

A new generation is redefining the meaning of gender identity and sexuality and teachers haven’t caught up.  

FULL ARTICLE: http://www.cpr.org/news/story/how-do-you-make-the-classroom-lgbtq-inclusive-these-teachers-when-to-summer-school-to